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Sedum Species, Stonecrop, Golden Sedum

Sedum adolphii

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: adolphii (ad-OL-fee-eye) (Info)
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Alpines and Rock Gardens


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)


USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us


Grown for foliage


Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:


Peoria, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)

Scottsdale, Arizona

Clayton, California

San Leandro, California

Vista, California (2 reports)

Norwalk, Connecticut

Poolville, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 8, 2012, sherizona from Peoria, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Tolerates extreme heat if it is placed in the right spot outdoors. I have them growing in a large planter that gets morning filtered sun (under a Mexican bird of paradise). Manages to grow well with that environment through the 105-110 degree summer.


On Dec 2, 2008, peejay12 from Porthleven, Helston, Cornwall,
United Kingdom (Zone 9b) wrote:

I grow this plant outdoors in Cornwall, England, which is zone 9b. Here the main problem can be winter wet -which can rot succulent plants. This plant seems to be completely happy in our damp cilmate and is now about 2 feet across.

Outdoors it is not as attractive however as plants grown indoors -my outdoor plants are rather course and the leaves have a rather reddish tinge.

I think other Mexican sedums are worth trying outside too.


On Jul 7, 2005, Kwanzon from Milford, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have heard that this particular type of seedum that i have is difficult to grow indoors. But it grows great. This is a very easy plant to grow fpr me. They can can grow much more than a foot long. Mines in a hanging basket.


On Apr 15, 2005, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Beautiful pink to violet to purple coloration during various seasons of the year, a fast grower, fairly brittle, but broken heads can just be stuck in the soil and root easily.


On Dec 29, 2001, Crasulady2 from Valley Village, CA wrote:

Golden yellow leaves, that will root down if taken off cleanly. It is of the Packysedum group. It will make a good basket subject falling down over the side of the container. Leaves are shorter than S. nussbaumerianum does not.